Employer Spotlight: One Heartland


One Heartland is a national nonprofit whose mission is to serve children, youth and families facing significant health challenges or social isolation. At the core of this mission are the camp programs at our flagship facility in Willow River, Minn., as well as those in New York and California. We provide over 500 camp experiences every year, and because the majority of program participants live below the poverty line, we rely on donors to make our camps a reality.

Please describe your company culture. What do your employees enjoy about your organization? What are some challenges they face?                                                                           Our summer camp staff members are fun, energetic, accepting, creative and compassionate. The staff enjoys the fun activities, great campers we serve, and friendships developed in 2 short months. The biggest challenges our staff encounter are the long and chaotic days of summer camp.

When you are looking for new employees, what do you search for?
We are looking for positive, enthusiastic, fun, open-minded, hard working and team players for the summer.

What does a typical hiring process look like for your organization?
To apply interested applicants will go to OneHeartland and complete step one of the process.

What tips do have for students and alumni who are looking to enter your industry?
I would recommend those interested in this field to get as much experience as possible because it will help secure your first job.